Lansing Plant Buyer

Lansing, IL
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  • Responsible for duties at both the Lansing, IL and the Pullman, Chicago locations
  • Perform Weekly/Monthly inventory adjustments to inventoried items used for production.
  • Write up disposition forms for discontinued, obsolete, damaged materials.
  • Manage pricing budget for ingredients, corrugated, casings, labels, and other miscellaneous items used in production.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects as well as Lean Manufacturing programs to eliminate waste in various manufacturing processes.
  • Maintain ERP systems and inventory.


  • Review packaging, ingredients, corrugated and other material requirements, initiate, negotiate and execute the purchase of items using approved suppliers
  • Calculate prices for purchase orders, enter purchase orders into IFS, make any changes needed to purchase order after the material is delivered
  • Manage inventories and utilize an accurate inventory to determine purchases to meet production schedules while targeting consumption before expiration dates
  • Interact with outside supplier base, including quality, service, product improvement options, weekly purchase agreements, issue purchase orders, follow up on late trucks, shortages, etc.


Vendor Management

  • Develop and grow supplier relationships with the objective of enabling the purchasing of materials that are consistent with food safety, quality reliable delivery, performance, and long-term least cost
  • Evaluate the performance of suppliers, review facilities, provide Vendor Rating report and report results
  • Collaborate with suppliers on least cost options and maintaining improving quality
  • Report foreign material and quality issue findings to suppliers with detailed information and request a Corrective Action for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the Quality department for qualification of materials.

Purchasing Support

  • Handle miscellaneous requests, products, meetings, travel
  • Prepare and manage yearly budget

Core Competencies: Strategic Focus, Drive for Results, Broad Business Knowledge, Builds Relationships, Builds High Performing Teams



  • Minimum 2 – 4 years of meat industry or procurement experience preferred with food manufacturing a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience with ERP and Inventory Management systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Experience directly supervising and coaching a team.

Local and/or overnight travel 10% of  the time

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